Demystify Wine in an Hour: 6 Simple Keys to Enjoy Wine Anywhere, Anytime!

Demystify Wine in an Hour: 6 Simple Keys to Enjoy Wine Anywhere, Anytime!

by Curtis Kastner
     
 
Wine was meant to be enjoyed.

Unfortunately, over the years, I've noticed it often causes people to experience anything but enjoyment. Why?

It's easy to get caught up in the confusion and pressure of figuring out how to choose the “right” wine amid synthesizing an overwhelming amount of information, often influenced from wine "experts.

Overview

Wine was meant to be enjoyed.

Unfortunately, over the years, I've noticed it often causes people to experience anything but enjoyment. Why?

It's easy to get caught up in the confusion and pressure of figuring out how to choose the “right” wine amid synthesizing an overwhelming amount of information, often influenced from wine "experts."

Demystify Wine in an Hour: 6 Simple Keys to Enjoy Wine Anywhere, Anytime! was written to help the beginner who has an interest in learning more about wine, and doesn't have the interest or capacity to dedicate a lot of time to do it.

The inquiry driving the book is "If a reader only had one hour to learn enough about wine to be able to enjoy it for a lifetime, what should be taught?" It took years for the simplicity of the answer in this book to come to me, and it wasn't what I expected.

In order for you to enjoy wine again, you have to first break free from the Wine Trap of “making the right choice” and get brought back to why you like wine in the first place: the juice in the glass.

How do you do that? Instead of trying to learn about it with your mind, we're going to slow down and enjoy the sensual pleasures of wine, noticing the details with your senses – the color, the smell, the texture, and of course, the taste.

We will also demystify four other wine situations that often cause confusion and anxiety for the novice: food and wine pairing, reading a wine list, reading a wine label, and ordering wine in a restaurant.

Over the course of this short book, you will be empowered to have a wine conversation with another person, so that you may begin to leverage someone else's knowledge, passion and love for it.

Through lots of conversations, tasting, and laughing with passionate wine aficionados, my knowledge and passion for wine grew until I was doing the same for others. The reading and studying came a decade later.

We don’t spend any time learning about grapes, regions, wineries, winemakers, terroir, vine grafting techniques and diseases, viticulture, vinification, fermentation, French vs. American oak barrels, bottling, aging, oxidation, blah blah blah.

Why? If I poured you a glass of wine, none of that information would enhance your capacity to enjoy it right now. That's just more fuel for your mind to believe you don't know enough. You can begin learning all that stuff later, long after you break free of the Wine Trap.

If you're looking for another "definitive text" on wine, you're in the wrong place. If you want a new start with wine, you're in the right place.

Let’s get started. Order or pour yourself a glass of wine, and come join me.

It's time to enjoy wine again.

---Curtis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013484573
Publisher:
demystifywine.com
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
173 KB

Meet the Author

Curtis Kastner offers his deep expertise about wine, and a passion for making the experience of wine pleasurable to readers of his eBook and students of his workshops. Rooted in the sensual experience of tasting the juice, Curtis provides guidance that eliminates anxiety and stress for the new wine drinker, demystifying the complexities of it and providing a safe arena for learning.

With over 15 years in the food and beverage industry, Curtis managed beverage programs and created wine lists for several upscale, high-volume restaurants. He received the majority of his wine education through on-the-job experience before completing several levels of sommelier training.

Through conversations with over 100,000 guests, he began to recognize a pattern of thinking about wine that he labeled the Wine Trap, rendering wine less accessible and less enjoyable to most people. He wrote his recently released book, Demystify Wine in an Hour: 6 Easy Steps to Enjoy Wine Anywhere, Anytime! to help readers break free of the Wine Trap.

Curtis also teaches live wine classes in Southern California.

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